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Robert L. Chambers

August 23, 1926 — July 29, 2014

Robert L. "Bob" Chambers, 87, of Seaview, WA died July 29, 2014 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 23, 1926 in Dallas Texas. He was raised in Oklahoma until the age of 9 at which time the family moved to Cordova, Alaska. There he learned to love the fishing and hunting lifestyle that he enjoyed throughout his lifetime. Bob joined the US Navy in 1943, rising to the rank of Chief Corpsman before retiring in 1966. He was very proud of his twenty-three years of service in the Navy. In October of 1974 Bob married Betty Wascher Bannister and they began raising their eight children, first in Seaside, OR; then in 1979 moving to Seaview. His younger children graduated from Ilwaco HS. Following his retirement from the Navy, Bob began working as an X-ray technician, first in Astoria, then Seaside before making the move to Ocean Beach Hospital in 1979 from where he retired in 1988. Bob was a member of the Elks, Legion and Moose. He loved to be outdoors hunting, fishing and clamming. Sturgeon fishing was probably his most enjoyable pastime. His friends called him as "Big Bad Bob" and he loved to talk about all his adventures. Bob is survived by his wife Betty of the family home; his eight children, James Louis Chambers of Seaside, OR, William "Bill" Charles (Mary) Chambers of Virginia Beach, VA, Susan D. "Chambers" (Bill) James of Wilson Creek, WA, Catherine Carol Bannister of Seaview, WA, Roberta Carol "Chambers" (Willie) Marsh of Long Beach, WA, Anne Marie "Bannister" (Kevin) Gilbertson of Glendale, AZ; John David (Mary) Bannister of Anthem, AZ and James Douglas (Kate) Bannister of Ocean Park, WA; sixteen Grandchildren and four Great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, as well as numerous aunts, uncles nieces and nephews. At this time no services have been set. Donation can be sent to Harbors Home Health and Hospice. Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach in charges of arrangements. Bob's online guestbook may be signed at www.penttischapel.com.

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